Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Networking is a key ingredient when starting a business and one Northland organization is helping to foster more of it. Twin Ports Connex is a non-profit organization offering career development resources for young entrepreneurs in the northland. On Thursday, community members heard from a panel of people who have started successful businesses in the northland. The panelists answered questions from the audience and shared their stories of starting a business as well as gave advice. "Be passionate about what're doing, because when things do get hard and they do get difficult, it takes a passion and a diligence to persevere through that," said Eric Faust, owner of Duluth Coffee Company. Thursday was the second networking event Twin Ports Connex sponsored with about 80 people in attendance. Posted to the web by Kati Anderson. kanderson@kbjr.com